SEC historian explains colorful culture of Missouri's new conference

Mark Windham, a University of Tennessee professor, speaks at the Missouri Theater on Thursday about the history of the SEC. Windham is a professor of plant pathology, but he has also taught a freshman class on football for the past eight years.

University of Tennessee professor Mark Windham, an expert on the history of SEC football, lectured on the origins of the conference and the traditions of each program during a presentation Thursday night.

Number of no-huddle offenses increasing in college football

Arizona State, which Missouri faces Saturday, is one of a growing number of teams that have adopted a no-huddle offense.

Parking task force recommends new meters for Ninth Street, Broadway

The 117 new meters, if approved, will include credit card and smartphone payment options.

A roundup of election news sources from around Missouri, and how you can contribute

Looking for more information about political races in Missouri? We've compiled a sampling of sources from around the state to make sure you're completely informed.

Heritage Festival in Nifong Park brings history to life

 The 35th annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Nifong Park.

Part of Eighth Street in downtown Columbia to close Monday morning

From 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Eighth Street will be closed between Landmark Bank and Walnut Street.

Fraudulent tickets keep fans from Missouri-Georgia game

Errors in more than 400 ticket scans at the Sept. 8 Georgia game could indicate ticket fraud, according to a news release.

GEORGE KENNEDY: Obama victory seems more likely after national conventions

After a successful Democratic National Convention, President Barack Obama's election prospects are a little brighter — but not in Missouri.

Hickman softball beats Rock Bridge in rain-shortened game

The Kewpies earned their first victory in the rivalry in four years Thursday at University Field.

Columbia College volleyball earns road win over Park University

The Columbia College Cougars volleyball team won it's match against Park University on Thursday.

Former player Johnny Roland named Missouri's first SEC Football Legend

Johnny Roland, an All-American player for the Tigers football team in 1962, 1964 and 1965, will be Missouri's first SEC Football Legend.

Police arrest suspect in Shell station robbery

A 31-year-old Columbia man was arrested Thursday as a suspect in the Sunday robbery on I-70 Drive Southwest.

Weather Service experiments with hourly forecasts

Depending on the feedback, the hourly forecast service could be a permanent feature.

Coverage offers insights into origins of inflammatory film about Muhammad

The provocative, anti-Muslim film posted on YouTube has been cited as contributing to protests and riots in the Middle East.

MU TIGER CHALLENGE: Who's the most loyal Missouri fan?

Join the MU Tiger Challenge game for the chance to win $100 to $1,000 this football season.

FROM READERS: A perspective from an SEC native, Mizzou fan

Missouri's football team and fans are going to need to step it up for the SEC. Football is not to be taken lightly.

Arab protests put foreign policy at fore for Obama, Romney

In an election dominated by the economy, recent strife in Libya and Syria, as well as continuing tensions with Iran, might shift focus in the race abroad as election day grows closer.

UPDATE: Mayors of Mississippi River communities seek solutions

Forty-one mayors gathered in St. Louis this week for the inaugural meeting of the Mississippi River Cities & Towns Initiative.

Twins rally late to beat Royals in 10 innings

David Plouffe hit a tying home run in the bottom of the ninth, Denard Span had a game-ending RBI double in the 10th and the Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night.

Knee injury drama resurfaces in upcoming Chiefs vs. Bills game

Questions about Kansas City Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry's ACL injury caused by Buffalo Bill's player Steve Johnson arise as the two teams prepare to play on Sunday.